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USS Signal (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Stern-wheel Steamer (Tinclad #8):
Built in 1862 at Wheeling, VA.
Purchased by the Navy, 22 September 1862 at St. Louis, MO.
Commissioned USS Signal, date unknown, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant John Scott, in command
During the Civil War USS Signal was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron and participated in the following actions/campaigns:
Siege of Vicksburg, October 1862
Yazoo River expedition, 11 December 1862
White River expedition, 4 to 11 January 1863, attack of Fort Hindman at Arkansas Post, AR.
General patrol dispatch work on the Mississippi and tributaries, January 1863 to May 1864
Disabled by Confederate artillery and small arms fire, and ran aground at Dunn's Bayou, on the Red River, 5 May 1864
Final Disposition, set afire and abandoned by her crew, 5 May 1864
Displacement 190 t.
Draft 1' 10":
Depth 4' 4"
four 24-pdr howitzers
two 12-pdr Dahlgren rifles
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||USS Signal ("Tinclad" #8) on the Western Rivers in 1863-64.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 49977
||USS Signal ("Tinclad" #8) moored near shore on the Western Rivers, 1863-64, with laundry drying forward and boats alongside.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 49978
USS Signal (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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